Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall that is committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from its staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives.

We believe that through careful planning and delivering the very best teaching at every stage of their educational journey that pupils at The Cedars Academy will make outstanding progress. We will rigorously check all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to pupil achievement.

We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils at The Cedars Academy will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Jason Smith
Head of Academy


  • Netball Now

    9th January 2017

    “Looking to be active this January? You can do the gym thing or you can play Netball. Machines or people? Easy choice! Active Charnwood excited to offer you our new Netball Now sessions. Netball Now is a netball session open to women over the age of 16 who want to play Netball. If you’re looking… Read more »

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  • The Cedars Academy Charity Dance Event

    6th January 2017

    Cedars Charity Dance Show 2016 Have you got your tickets yet for The Cedars Charity Dance Show 2017? Take a look at the clip showing some of our fabulous talent in last year's show. #aspiringtoexcellence Posted by The Cedars Academy on Tuesday, 10 January 2017   For the second year in a row our Dance… Read more »

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  • NHS Apprenticeships Event

    5th January 2017

    University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Apprenticeships Event. Tuesday 17th January 2017 and Tuesday 24th January 2017.

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  • The Sport Leadership Academy Charity Dodgeball Tournament

    16th December 2016

    The Sports Leadership Academy recently held a Year 10 Inter Form competition to raise money for a local charity Birstall Bags who are a charity that help cancer awareness and sufferers. The competition was organised and officiated by the Post 16 PE Leadership Academy and involved year 10 tutor groups playing against each other in… Read more »

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  • Cedars Academy and Charnwood Area Centre Christmas Concert

    16th December 2016

    Thursday 15th December An excellent evening of music from the collaborative Cedars, Riverside and Area Centre musicians. A huge thank you to Kieran O’Riordan for another outstanding percussion project made up of Cedars Year 7 and 8 pupils, as well as a Riverside Year 5 percussion performance. The progression routes from primary music making to… Read more »

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  • Year 8 Inter Form Bake Off

    16th December 2016

    The Year 8 Bake off challenge commenced on Thursday the 15th December. Four pupils from each form competed to win the glory of The Cedars Academy Bake off Champions. Pupils worked well in teams to produce outstanding quality products and the festive atmosphere contributed to the enjoyment and excitement of creating the individual products. The… Read more »

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